Welcome to the Pentagon Ski Club!


2018-2019 Trips

Listed below are all of the skiing and non-skiing trips which are on our calendar.  Click on the Show details links to see the particulars for each trip.

You must be logged-in with your PSC credentials (email address & password) in order to register (sign up) for a trip.  Before signing up, please take a moment to review your profile including your emergency contact information and (if you're thinking of a trip to Canada or Europe) your passport information.  Make sure your first and middle names exactly match your passport (or whatever ID you'll fly with) so your ticket gets issued correctly.  Then click on the trip's Register button if you're ready to sign up!  Your personal information will be pulled from your profile, and then you will need to select options specific to each trip, for example, what type of lodging you prefer (double occupancy or a single room at extra cost) and what type of lift ticket you want.

Effective 8/1/2018, registration for our 2018-2019 ski trips is opened up to members of other ski clubs that are members of the Blue Ridge Ski Council through the "sanctioning" process.  To register for a trip you must first "join" the PSC as a no-cost BRSC member and populate your membership profile. 

An invoice will be generated for each trip you've registered for.  Most trips include a payment table listing an initial deposit, one or more interim payments, and a final payment date.  You must pay the initial deposit, and any subsequent interim payments that have or are about to come due, to secure your place on the trip.  Your registration is not confirmed until we receive and acknowledge your deposit.  Payments can be made by mailing (or giving) a check to the trip leader.  We also accept credit card payments.

Upcoming events

    • Sat, January 19, 2019
    • Sat, January 26, 2019
    • Big Sky, Montana
    Register

    Status:  Confirm space with trip leader before paying trip deposit.

    Jan 19-26, 2019

    $2,165

    Price shown includes round-trip air and 5-day lift ticket.
    Lowered by $85 7/7/18 with switch to air on Delta (was $2,250).

    7 nights (Sat-Sat) in luxury accommodations at The Summit Lodge with welcome reception & full daily breakfast buffet in the Peaks Restaurant.  The elegant Euro-Western Summit is one of the finest slope-side properties in the Rockies.  Combining luxury appointments with a prime location in the heart of the Mountain Village Center, The Summit is situated right at the apex of the two main lifts on the mountain -- Swift Current going up Lone Peak and the Ramcharger lift to Andesite Mountain.  The Ramcharger is being upgraded to a state-of-the-art (and first in North America) 8-seat lift this summer, so the brief morning lines will be even shorter!

    The listed price includes double occupancy in a room with two Queen beds and round-trip air from Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) to Bozeman (details below).  Add $991 for the single supplement if you want a Q/Q room to yourself.

    The listed trip price includes five days of lift tickets for an adult skier, but other options are available to choose from when you register including a $90 upgrade to a 6-day ticket.  There is no discount for seniors, but 12 & under children ski free.  Non-skiers may deduct $325 for the package without lift tickets.  Skiers holding an Ikon Pass should confirm their benefits before selecting their lift tickets.  “Full-up” Ikon Passes afford 7 days of skiing at Big Sky without restriction, but the less costly Ikon Base Pass affords only 5 days and is specifically blacked out on our first day of skiing (Sunday, January 20).

    Our rooms have coffee makers and a wet bar with a half-size refrigerator.  Rooms with one King bed (and a fireplace) are available as a priced upgrade.  Studio rooms with a Queen Murphy bed, a sofabed, a compact (but full) kitchen, and a fireplace -- perhaps ideal for couples or a single skier -- are also available at a modest discount from the standard Q/Q rooms.  Amenities include daily housekeeping service and nightly turndown.

    Air Schedule (Updated 10/15/18; remains subject to Change):

    OUTBOUND:
     Saturday, January 19 - Delta Airlines #2174
     
     Depart Reagan National (DCA) 7:59 am
     Arrive Atlanta (ATL) 9:57 am

     Delta #2026
     
     Depart ATL 11:05 am
     Arrive Bozeman (BZN) 1:32 pm

    RETURN:
     Saturday, January 26 -
    Delta #2735
     
     Depart BZN 3:00 pm
     Arrive MSP 6:17 pm

     Delta #1607  
     Depart MSP 7:30 pm
     Arrive DCA 11:08 pm


    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip.

    Payment Schedule: 

     Initial Deposit
    October 2, 2018
     December 11, 2018
     $700  $800  Balance Due


    We’ll confirm your registration when we receive and acknowledge your deposit:  Mail (or give) a check to the trip leader, payable to the Pentagon Ski Club, or pay your trip invoice online with a credit card.  Partial payment of trip invoices online is not possible – you must pay the entire invoice – but we’ve created a work-around:  After signing up (registering) for the trip, then also register for the “Trip Deposit – Credit Card Payments” trip that we’ve set up and select one or more trips for which you wish to pay the initial deposit.  You may then pay the resulting invoice, consisting of only those initial deposits, online with a credit card.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.

    Trip Leader: 

    Susie Pumphrey
    wachtraum@msn.com
    3138 Singleton Circle
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    703-691-3944(h)
    703-980-3440(c)
    • Fri, January 25, 2019
    • Sat, February 02, 2019
    • Davos, Switzerland
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Status:  The trip is wait-listed.  If interested, please feel free to register, and then the trip leader will then reach out to you, but do not attempt to make a payment.


    Switzerland

    Jan 25 - Feb 2, 2019

    $2165

    Price shown includes round-trip air; lift tickets not included in package.
    Option for 3-night post-trip extension in Zürich ($470).

    The largest ski resort in Switzerland and the highest city in Europe, Davos encompasses five separate ski areas spread out on both sides of the valley, any one of which would be considered big by American standards. With descents from almost 9,000 feet, Davos offers an endless variety of terrain.  The Parsenn cograil bahn, right out of Davos Dorf, has increased speed and capacity to give access to the largest ski domain in the region. In addition, this multifaceted winter sports complex offers miles of cross-country trails, tobogganing, sleigh rides and skating on Europe’s largest outdoor rink.

    Our trip includes 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the 4-star Central Sporthotel with full daily breakfast buffet & four-course dinners.  RT air on United from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Zurich (details below).  Welcome drink upon arrival, entry into the hotel's wellness area (indoor swimming pool, saunas, steam baths, and exercise room), free WiFi, and the guest pass Davos Klosters which includes free transport on the local buses, as well as the rail from Filisur to Klosters Dorf.  Lift tickets not included.  Listed cost is for double occupancy in a standard double room.  A limited number of single rooms may be available; request when registering and the trip leader will confirm availability and cost, and make an adjustment to your invoice if you can be confirmed.

    Trip Flyer

    Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included.  Note that this is not cancellation coverage and will not provide any relief if you have to cancel from the trip before it begins, whether for medical or other reasons.  You may upgrade your coverage to include cancellation coverage by clicking on the link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the options available, including a link to the detailed coverage plan.  Note that the "Cancel for Any Reason" (CFAR) option must be purchased within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on the trip.

    A family-owned and operated hotel for generations, the Central Sporthotel has a worldwide reputation for its warm hospitality, excellent restaurants, and enchanting atmosphere of ease and elegance.  Perfectly located in the heart of Davos Platz, it's just a 2-minute walk to the Promenade, Davos' lovely shopping avenue with lots of shops, cafes, and bars.  The Valley stations of Schatzalpbahn and the Jakobshornbahn (ski areas) can be reached within a 5-minute walk.  The sports center, the ice stadium, and the convention center are also just a short walk away.


    The hotel's spa has an indoor swimming pool, a Finnish and Bio Sauna, a steam bath, and a small exercise room; massage and solarium are available for an extra charge.


    Zürich Option - $470
    3-night post-trip extension in Zürich

    returns to the U.S. Tuesday, February 5

    Three nights (Sat, Sun, Mon) in the 3-star Leoneck Swiss Hotel in Zürich, with daily breakfast.

    Over the last fifteen years, Zürich has truly become a fascinating and worthwhile travel destination.  Located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich, it’s the largest city in the country.  The city is well known for a demanding audience in opera/ballet, classical concerts, and theater.  You’ll find more than 50 museums and over 100 galleries in the inner city.  Plenty of attractions to keep us busy for a few days and nights.  Check out some of the offerings listed on Wiki Travel.

    Zürich is famous for its highly efficient, clean and safe public transport system. There are dozens of ways to get from one place to another.  Several tram lines and buses cover the city at street level. (Like all other public transport in Zurich, you purchase and validate tickets before boarding, or risk a fine if they decide to spot check!)

    Our hotel is decorated in a fancy ethnic design and is located at a prime location in the center of Zürich, just a 6-minute walk from the Bahnhofstrasse train station.  Amenities include flat-screen TVs, minibars with complimentary water, desks, safes, hairdryers, a kettle with coffee and tea, and high-speed WiFi.

    Saturday morning (Feb 2) our bus from Davos will drop those returning to the U.S. at the Zürich airport, and will then take us to our hotel.  Since we can't expect our rooms to be ready so early in the day, we've arranged a city tour of Zürich (with bus and guide) and a guided walking tour of the city's old town.  Tuesday morning (Feb 5) we'll be bused to the airport for our flight home.

    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):

    OUTBOUND FOR EVERYONE:
     Friday, January 25 - United Airlines # 52
     
     Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 5:55 pm
     Arrive Zurich (ZRH) Saturday morning 7:55 am
     (6-hour time change)
    DAVOS-ONLY RETURN:
     Saturday, February 2 - United Airlines #53
     
     Depart Zurich 11:35am
     Arrive Washington Dulles 3:10 pm
    ZÜRICH EXTENSION RETURN:
     Tuesday, February 5 - United Airlines #53
     
     Depart Zurich 11:35 am  Arrive Washington Dulles 3:10 pm


    Membership Requirement:   Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip.

    Payment Schedule:

       Initial Deposit
    October 2, 2018
     November 13, 2018
     Davos Trip
     $700  $700  Balance Due
     Zurich Extension
     $100  $100  Balance Due

    We’ll confirm your registration when we receive and acknowledge your deposit:  Mail (or give) a check to the trip leader, payable to the Pentagon Ski Club, or pay your trip invoice online with a credit card.  Partial payment of trip invoices online is not possible – you must pay the entire invoice – but we’ve created a work-around:  After signing up (registering) for the trip, then also register for the “Trip Deposit – Credit Card Payments” trip that we’ve set up and select one or more trips for which you wish to pay the initial deposit.  You may then pay the resulting invoice, consisting of only those initial deposits, online with a credit card.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.

    Trip Leader:

    Dave Olsen
    pscracer@yahoo.com

    14555 Candy Hill Road
    Upper Marlboro, MD  20772-8054
    (301) 579-2749 (h)
    (301) 807-0918 (c)

    • Sat, February 02, 2019
    • Sat, February 09, 2019
    • Sun Valley, Idaho
    Register


    February 2-9, 2019

    $2,035

    New lower price - was $2,115

    Price shown includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket.

    Jan 2 update: Contact trip leader for availability.


    Blue Ridge Ski Council Western Carnival!  Seven nights (Sat-Sat) in the The Sun Valley Lodge (hotel rooms) with welcome reception, club race, après ski Western BBQ, and farewell dinner/dance.  Listed price includes double occupancy in Q/Q or K room, 5-day (adult) lift ticket, and RT air - now from Dulles right into Sun Valley (details below).


    The fabled Sun Valley Lodge, remodeled in 2015, provides an entirely new experience with new and much larger guest rooms, a 20,000 square foot destination spa, a world-class fitness center and yoga studio, a glass enclosed outdoor pool and pool café, and all new re-imagined and re-appointed restaurants, lounges, and lobbies.

    Add $903 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.  

    Adults (64 & under) add $39 to pre-purchase a 6th-day lift ticket. 65+ seniors deduct $5 with the 5-day ticket or instead add $30 for the 6-day ticket. Non-skiers may deduct $280 for the package without lift tickets.


    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):  (Updated 7/3/18 - now into Sun Valley instead of Boise, saving us from the 3-hour bus ride!)

    OUTBOUND:
     Saturday, February 2 - United Airlines #2154

     
     Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 8:19 am

     Arrive Los Angeles (LAX) 10:43 am

     United #5720

     
     Depart LAX 12:24 pm

     Arrive Sun Valley (SUN) 3:54 pm

    RETURN:
     Saturday, February 9 - United #5592

     
     Depart SUN 2:20 pm

     Arrive Denver (DEN 4:31 pm

     United #2135

     
     Depart DEN 5:57 pm

     Arrive IAD 11:15 pm


    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip.

    Payment Schedule: 

     Initial Deposit
    October 2, 2018
     December 11, 2018
     $700  $800  Balance Due


    We’ll confirm your registration when we receive and acknowledge your deposit:  Mail (or give) a check to the trip leader, payable to the Pentagon Ski Club, or pay your trip invoice online with a credit card.  Partial payment of trip invoices online is not possible – you must pay the entire invoice – but we’ve created a work-around:  After signing up (registering) for the trip, then also register for the “Trip Deposit – Credit Card Payments” trip that we’ve set up and select one or more trips for which you wish to pay the initial deposit.  You may then pay the resulting invoice, consisting of only those initial deposits, online with a credit card.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.

    Trip Leader:  

    Lucy Gruenther
    Lmandwx@hotmail.com
    507 Blue Ridge Ave NE
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    (703) 727-9287 (c)

    • Sat, February 09, 2019
    • Sat, February 16, 2019
    • Park City, Utah
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    *** This trip is wait-listed.  If interested, please feel free to register, but do not attempt to make a payment.  The trip leader will then reach out to you. ***


    Feb 9 - 16, 2019

    $1,795
    Price shown includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket.

    7 nights (Sat-Sat) accommodations at The Park City Peaks Hotel (hotel rooms) with daily breakfast, 5-day lift ticket, and nonstop RT air on Delta from Washington Reagan (DCA) to Salt Lake City (details below).

    Add $791 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.  


    The basic lift-ticket package includes 4 days at Park City/Canyons and one day at Deer Valley (4 + 1).  65+ seniors save $103.  Non-skiers may deduct $400 for the package without lift tickets.  Pricing on extra-day lift tickets is available during the registration process.  Special pricing will be needed for Epic Pass holders (who have benefits at Park City/Canyons) or Ikon Pass holders (who have benefits at Deer Valley).


    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):    (we may have an opportunity to switch to air on Southwest with two bags checked free!)

    OUTBOUND:
     Saturday, February 9 - Delta Airlines #939
     
     Depart Washington Reagan (DCA) 4:40 pm
     Arrive Salt Lake City (SLC) 7:37 pm
    RETURN:
     Saturday, February 16 - Delta Airlines #832
     
     Depart Salt Lake City 9:30 am
     Arrive Washington Reagan 3:39 pm

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip.

    Payment Schedule:

     Initial Deposit
    October 2 2018
     December 11, 2018
     $700  $800  Balance Due


    Your registration is not confirmed until we receive and acknowledge your deposit.  Mail a check to the trip leader, payable to the Pentagon Ski Club, or pay online with a credit card.  Partial payments are not possible online – you must pay the entire invoice – but you may make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.

    Trip Leader:  
    John Condia
    jcskis@hotmail.com
    9022 Grant Avenue
    Manassas, VA 20110
    703-335-5004(h)
    571-228-6703(c)
    • Sat, February 23, 2019
    • Sat, March 02, 2019
    • Snowmass, Colorado
    • 0
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    Status:  Confirm space with trip leader before paying trip deposit.

    Feb 23 - March 2, 2019

    $1,935

    Price shown includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket.


    7 nights (Sat-Sat) in Deluxe Rooms at The Stonebridge Inn with welcome reception, daily breakfast buffet, 5-day lift ticket, and nonstop RT air on Southwest (updated 6/30, previously was United) from Dulles to Denver (details below).

    Our lift tickets are good at all four area resorts: Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk.

    Selected three years in a row as one of the 50 Top Ski Resort Hotels in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, the Stonebridge Inn offers comfortable, modern hotel rooms in the style of a rustic lodge, within walking distance to the Snowmass Base Village.  Extensive amenities include mini refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness room, sauna, Internet access, on-site laundry facilities, and a ski locker room.  Complimentary shuttles are available to take us around the village. Add $888 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.


    Adults (64 & under) add $68 to pre-purchase a 6th-day lift ticket. 65+ seniors deduct $84 with the 5-day ticket or instead deduct $44 for the 6-day ticket. Non-skiers (and Ikon Pass holders) may deduct $325 for the package without lift tickets.

    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):  (switched to Southwest from United on 6/30)

    OUTBOUND:
     Saturday, February 23 - Southwest Airlines #3354
     
     Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 9:50 am
     Arrive Denver (DEN) 11:55 am
    RETURN:
     Saturday, March 2 - Southwest Airlines #4986
     
     Depart Denver 5:20 pm
     Arrive Washington Dulles 10:25 pm

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  Since the trip is essentially sold out as of July 2018, there are no plans to "sanction" the trip through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.

    Payment Schedule: 

     Initial Deposit
    November 13, 2018
     December 11, 2018
     $700  $800  Balance Due


    We’ll confirm your registration when we receive and acknowledge your deposit:  Mail (or give) a check to the trip leader, payable to the Pentagon Ski Club, or pay your trip invoice online with a credit card.  Partial payment of trip invoices online is not possible – you must pay the entire invoice – but we’ve created a work-around:  After signing up (registering) for the trip, then also register for the “Trip Deposit – Credit Card Payments” trip that we’ve set up and select one or more trips for which you wish to pay the initial deposit.  You may then pay the resulting invoice, consisting of only those initial deposits, online with a credit card.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.

    Trip Leader: 

    Steve Thompson
     stevethompsonva@gmail.com
    1302 Shaker Woods Road
     Herndon, VA 20170
    (703) 862-6535 (c)


    • Sat, March 02, 2019
    • Sat, March 09, 2019
    • Squaw Valley, California
    Register

    Status: Please contact Trip Leader(s) before signing up.


    Status: Please contact Trip Leader(s) before signing up

    March 2 - 9, 2019

    $2,345
    Price shown includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket.


    7 nights (Sat-Sat) in The Resort at Squaw Creek.  Listed price includes double occupancy in Deluxe rooms with one King or two Queen beds, 5-day (adult) lift ticket, and RT air from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Reno on Southwest (no bag fees - details below).  We'll also be treated to a welcoming Champagne toast upon our arrival, and we've included a buffet breakfast our first morning.


    The Resort at Squaw Creek offers luxurious Lake Tahoe accommodations with grand picture windows that reveal sweeping views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, ancient Ponderosa pine forests, and lush meadows.  To complement the spectacular Lake Tahoe outdoor environment, each room and suite presents muted tones and rich textures, which create an inviting ambiance that helps you feel at home here in Squaw Valley. 

    Our Deluxe rooms, which offer gorgeous views of the peaks and forests of Squaw Valley, feature custom furnishings, slate entryways, ceramic-tiled bathrooms, and granite vanities.  Amenities include robes, hair dryers, iron and ironing board, LED flat-screen TVs, mini-refrigerators and coffee makers.  Add $973 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself. 


    Non-skiers, IkonPass holders, and 80+ seniors (who ski free!) save $378 on the package without lift tickets.  Modest discounts, selected when you register, are available for seniors age 65-79.


    New Air Schedule (We've switched our outbound trip to Southwest with two bags checked free; a potential savings of $140!)

    OUTBOUND:
     Saturday, March 2 - Southwest 3354

     
     Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 9:50 am

     Arrive Denver (DEN) 11:55 am

    Southwest 2617
     
     Depart DEN 12:55 pm
     Arrive Reno (RNO) 2:25 pm

    RETURN:
     Saturday, March 9 - Southwest 5534

     
     Depart Reno 6:00 am

     Arrive DEN 9:10 am
     Southwest Airlines 4522
     
     Depart DEN 11:35 am
     Arrive IAD  4:55 pm


    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip.

    Payment Schedule:

     Initial Deposit
    November 13, 2018
     January 8, 2019
     $700  $800  Balance Due



    We’ll confirm your registration when we receive and acknowledge your deposit:  Mail (or give) a check to the trip leader, payable to the Pentagon Ski Club, or pay your trip invoice online with a credit card.  Partial payment of trip invoices online is not possible – you must pay the entire invoice – but we’ve created a work-around:  After signing up (registering) for the trip, then also register for the “Trip Deposit – Credit Card Payments” trip that we’ve set up and select one or more trips for which you wish to pay the initial deposit.  You may then pay the resulting invoice, consisting of only those initial deposits, online with a credit card.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.

    Trip Leaders: 

    Lucy Gruenther
    Lmandwx@hotmail.com
    507 Blue Ridge Ave NE
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    703-727-9287(c)


    Pat Riggs
    pat.riggs1@verizon.net
    310-372-0271(h)
    703-615-2709(c)


    • Fri, March 08, 2019
    • Sat, March 16, 2019
    • Val di Fassa, Italy
    Register

    Status:  Confirm space with trip leader before paying trip deposit.    Val di Fassa Resort Logo

    Italy

    March 8-16, 2019

    $2425

    Price shown includes round-trip air & 5-day adult lift ticket.
    Option for 3-night pre-trip extension in Venice, departs U.S. March 5 ($445).



    Blue Ridge Ski Council Eurofest with 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the historic 4-star Schloss Hotel Dolomiti (tel. 011-39-0462-601106).  Our trip includes a welcome reception, mid-week Apres-Ski Party, Farewell Dinner/Dance Party, and a "Trentino Ski Sunrise Surprise Breakfast."   

    Located in the Dolomites, Val di Fassa lies in the north-east part of Trentino in Northern Italy. It is surrounded by the most spectacular and famous Dolomite peaks, which ice and wind have modeled into the steep walls, towering spires and daring pinnacles typical of these mountains. The attractions are further enhanced at sunset when the sun’s rays set the rocks alight and turn them to a warm red color. The valley is also famous for the Dolomiti Super-ski region and the 10 villages that make up the charm of the Ladin culture, cuisine and language.

    Canazei is the only major resort in the Fassa Valley truly located on the Sella Ronda circuit with access to Corvara, Colfosco and Arabba.  Canazei is known as the “jewel of the Dolomites Superski area” and is the capital of snow sports. It also hosts our historic Hapsburg period-style hotel.  With just under 2000 inhabitants, the Village of Canazei is in the Ladin-speaking part of the Dolomites area of Italy. It is one of the main winter centers in the Val di Fassa (Fassatal for the German-speaking part of the South Tyrol) and occupies a strategic position in the Sella Ronda.  Canazei is often mentioned along with the neighboring Village of Campitello, which has its own connection into the vast Sella Ronda area with a lift from the resort heading up near the Sella pass.


    Schloss Hotel Dolomiti is strategically located in the heart of Canazei in the upper Fassa Valley near the park and the new Aquatic Centre Dolaondes.  A historic and impressive family-run hotel, built in typical Hapsburg period style, it's at the foot of the famous Rosengarten mountain range, recognized by UNESCO as a natural heritage. Situated in a picturesque and charming environment, the hotel is full of history and poetry, with wood paneling, vaulted ceilings, refined furnishing and a traditional welcome, in keeping with the hospitality that Trentino is renowned for. The Belvedere cable car is a short walk from the hotel, which is an excellent starting point for magnificent walks in the unspoiled beauty of the Fassa Valley.  The restaurant pizzeria cafè, bar pub Kaiserstube, with the “Kaiserin Sissi” reserved dining room, is connected to the hotel. Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner) is included, featuring an International buffet breakfast, sweet and salad buffet, a wide choice of themed dinners, and candlelight salad buffet.  Amenities include satellite TV, minibar, telephone, safe, and hairdryer.

    The listed price is for double occupancy in a Classic Double Room, and includes a 5-day adult lift ticket (unusual for European trips!) and round-trip air from Dulles (details below)

    Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included.  Note that this is not cancellation coverage and will not provide any relief if you have to cancel from the trip before it begins, whether for medical or other reasons.  You may upgrade your coverage to include cancellation coverage by clicking on the link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the options available, including a link to the detailed coverage plan.  Note that the "Cancel for Any Reason" (CFAR) option must be purchased within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on the trip.

    Our inventory of single rooms is extremely limited; contact trip leader to confirm availability.



    Venice Option - $445
    3-night pre-trip extension in Venice

    departs U.S. Tuesday, March 5

    Three nights (Wed, Thur, Fri) in the 3-star Hotel Belle Arti in Venice, with daily breakfast.



    This quaint hotel is perfectly located in Venice’s Dorsoduro district, opposite to the Accademia Belle Arte from which it takes its name.  It’s between the Zattere and the Grand Canal -- off the beaten track but near the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and only minutes from the enchanting Piazza San Marco.

    Wednesday morning after arriving at the Venice airport on our overnight flight from Dulles (and a connection in London -- details below), we'll ride a private water taxi to our hotel.  Saturday morning we'll hop back on water taxis and then ride a bus to Val di Fassa where we'll meet up with the main group for skiing.  Our return home on Saturday, March 16, is then back from Venice through London.

    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):

    OUTBOUND FOR VENICE GROUP:
      Tuesday, March 5 - British AIrways #216
     
     Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 6:25 pm
     Arrive London Heathrow (LHR) 6:30 am
     Wednesday morning Mar 6 (5-hour time change)
      Wednesday, March 6 - British Airways #578
     
      Depart LHR 8:50 am
     Arrive Venice (VCE) 12:00 pm (1-hr time change)
    VENICE GROUP RETURN:
     Saturday, March 16 - British Airways #579
     
     Depart Venice 12:50 pm
     Arrive London 2:15 pm
     British Airways #231
     
     Depart London 3:50 pm
     Arrive Dulles 8:15pm

    Note:  British Airways partners with American Airlines under the OneWorld Alliance for accruing frequent flier miles.  We will provide our tour operator with your American Advantage number if you have included it in your profile.

    OUTBOUND FOR MAIN GROUP:
      Friday, March 8 - Austrian Airlines #94
     
     Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 6:05 pm
     Arrive Vienna (VIE) Saturday morning 8:25 am
     (6-hour time change)
     Lufthansa #2327
     
     Depart Vienna (VIE) 9:25 am
     Arrive Munich (MUC) 10:30 am
    MAIN GROUP RETURN:
     Saturday, March 16 - Lufthansa #414
     
     Depart Munich 3:55 pm
     Arrive Dulles 8:45 pm

    Note:  Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines partner with United Airlines under the Star Alliance for accruing frequent flier miles. We will provide our tour operator with your United Mileage Plus number if you have included it in your profile.

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip.

    Payment Schedule:

       Initial Deposit
    September 11, 2018
     January 3, 2019
    Val di Fassa Trip
     $700  $800  Balance Due
     Venice Extension
     $100  $100  Balance Due


    We’ll confirm your registration when we receive and acknowledge your deposit:  Mail (or give) a check to the trip leader, payable to the Pentagon Ski Club, or pay your trip invoice online with a credit card.  Partial payment of trip invoices online is not possible – you must pay the entire invoice – but we’ve created a work-around:  After signing up (registering) for the trip, then also register for the “Trip Deposit – Credit Card Payments” trip that we’ve set up and select one or more trips for which you wish to pay the initial deposit.  You may then pay the resulting invoice, consisting of only those initial deposits, online with a credit card.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.

    Trip Leader:   

    Christina Anderson
    gerakisparta@yahoo.com
    5502 Maplefield Place
    Alexandria, VA  22310
    (703) 719-6714 (h)

                                      (703) 489-6171 (c)
    • Sat, March 16, 2019
    • Sat, March 23, 2019
    • Breckenridge, Colorado
    Register

    Status:  Price dropped by $175!


    March 16-23, 2019

    $2185
    Price dropped 9/8/2018 (was $2360) with switch to air on Southwest
    (two bags checked free!)

    Price shown includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket.

    7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the ski-in/ski-out Beaver Run Resort with daily breakfast.  Listed price includes double occupancy in hotel room, 5-day (adult) lift ticket, and nonstop RT on Southwest from Dulles to Denver (details below).

    Beaver Run Resort offers ski-in/out access to Peak 9's Beaver Run Super Chair (just steps away) and the Quicksilver lift:  "Wrap yourself in comfort after a long day on the slopes in the quiet of our campus, pamper yourself at our onsite, luxurious Breckenridge spa, or take a brisk 3 block walk to historic Main Street in the Town of Breckenridge.  Or, walk out the door and explore hundreds of acres of National Forest access that make Breckenridge a year-round outdoor playground."
    Our rooms are conveniently positioned near the heated indoor/outdoor pool, outdoor hot tubs, game room, and The Spa.  Amenities include two queen beds, a coffee maker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, and complimentary WiFi.  Add $800 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.  A limited number of rooms may have a single King bed, subject to availability.

    Studio units may be available as an upgrade.  Perhaps ideal for couples, they feature an open layout with a queen bed and a small living and dining area with a queen sleeper sofa. The efficiency kitchen is a great addition for those who enjoy eating breakfast or an après-ski snack in their own room. Studios are located in Building 4, providing slope-side access.

    Adults (64 & under) add $76 to pre-purchase a 6th-day lift ticket.  65+ seniors deduct $40 with the 5-day ticket or instead add $28 for the 6-day ticket. Non-skiers (and Epic Pass holders) save $588 on the package without lift tickets.

    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):  With our switch to air on Southwest, not only do we now get two bags checked free (a potential $120+ savings), but we've also been able to drop the price by $175!

    OUTBOUND:
     Saturday, March 16 - Southwest #4246

     
     Depart Dulles (IAD) 8:40 am

     Arrive Denver (DEN) 10:50 am

    RETURN:
     Saturday, March 23 - Southwest #4799

     
     Depart Denver  5:45 pm

     Arrive Dulles 10:55 pm


    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip.

    Payment Schedule:

     Initial Deposit
    December 11, 2018
     January 8. 2019
     $700  $800  Balance Due


    We’ll confirm your registration when we receive and acknowledge your deposit:  Mail (or give) a check to the trip leader, payable to the Pentagon Ski Club, or pay your trip invoice online with a credit card.  Partial payment of trip invoices online is not possible – you must pay the entire invoice – but we’ve created a work-around:  After signing up (registering) for the trip, then also register for the “Trip Deposit – Credit Card Payments” trip that we’ve set up and select one or more trips for which you wish to pay the initial deposit.  You may then pay the resulting invoice, consisting of only those initial deposits, online with a credit card.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.

    Trip Leader:   

    Bob Maynes
    rwmpsc@gmail.com
    818 N. Greenbrier Street
    Arlington, VA  22205
    (703) 527-5299 (h)
    • Sat, March 23, 2019
    • Sat, March 30, 2019
    • Fernie, British Columbia
    Register


    March 23-30, 2019

    $1630

    Price shown includes round-trip air & 6-day adult lift ticket.

    7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the ski-in/ski-out Fernie Slopeside Lodge (hotel rooms).  6-day lift ticket, including one day at Kimberly (including the bus ride) and RT air from Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) to Calgary (details below).

    Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included.  Note that this is not cancellation coverage and will not provide any relief if you have to cancel from the trip before it begins, whether for medical or other reasons.  You may upgrade your coverage to include cancellation coverage by clicking on the link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the options available, including a link to the detailed coverage plan.  Note that the "Cancel for Any Reason" (CFAR) option must be purchased within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on the trip.
    Located at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort,
    Fernie Slopeside Lodge is a comfortable ski in/ski out hotel-style accommodation.  Our rooms have cable TVs, a coffee maker and a small fridge.  The Lodge features two indoor hot tubs, lockers for ski and board storage, and laundry facilities.  Located steps from the village plaza, including Legends Restaurant and the Slopeside Deli, and 5km from the City of Fernie, the Fernie Slopeside Lodge offers convenience for guests to enjoy all that the Elk Valley has to offer. 

    The listed price includes double occupancy in the lodge and a 6-day (adult) lift ticket (including a day at Kimberly resort).  Add $218 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.  A modest ($55) discount is offered to 65+ seniors.  Non-skiers or those holding a “full” Epic Pass save $270 on the package without lift tickets.  Note that while the “full” Epic Pass is good for 7 days of skiing at the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (which includes both Fernie and Kimberly), less costly passes such as the Epic Local Pass and Military Epic Passes do not currently include access to these partner resorts.

    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):

    OUTBOUND:
     Saturday, March 23 - Air Canada #7613

     
     Depart Reagan National (DCA) 9:45 am

     Arrive Toronto (YYZ) 11:11 am

     Air Canada #143

     
     Depart Toronto 12:45 pm

     Arrive Calgary (YYC) 3:11 pm

    RETURN:
     Saturday, March 30 - Air Canada #318

     
     Depart Calgary 12:10 pm

     Arrive Montreal 6:18 pm

     Air Canada #8826
     
     Depart Montreal 8:00 pm

     Arrive DCA 9:48 pm

    Note:  Air Canada partners with United Airlines under the Star Alliance for accruing frequent flier miles.  We will provide our tour operator with your United Mileage Plus number if you have included it in your profile.

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip.

    Payment Schedule:

     Initial Deposit
    December 11, 2018
     January 8. 2019
     $700  $500  Balance Due


    We’ll confirm your registration when we receive and acknowledge your deposit:  Mail (or give) a check to the trip leader, payable to the Pentagon Ski Club, or pay your trip invoice online with a credit card.  Partial payment of trip invoices online is not possible – you must pay the entire invoice – but we’ve created a work-around:  After signing up (registering) for the trip, then also register for the “Trip Deposit – Credit Card Payments” trip that we’ve set up and select one or more trips for which you wish to pay the initial deposit.  You may then pay the resulting invoice, consisting of only those initial deposits, online with a credit card.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.

    Trip Leader:

    Steve Peirce
    scpeirce@verizon.net
    19701 Golden Valley Lane
    Brookeville, MD 20833
    (301) 924-5173 (h)
    • Sat, April 06, 2019
    • Thu, April 25, 2019
    • India and Dubai
    Register

    Status:  Confirm space with trip leader before registering or paying trip deposit.  


    April 6 - 25, 2019

    $4,590
    Note date change effective 8/12/18:  Was originally planned for April 9-28.


    This spring the PSC will be going to India and Dubai, two of the most different countries you will ever see. One is a country with a history going back many thousands of years, a country of religions, architecture, great beauty, art and people of every type: a country with a great past and a hopeful future. The other is a new country, rich, with modern architecture, few people, and is monotheistic. It may be the most modern country (city) in the world.


    We depart from Dulles Airport on April 6th and arrive in Dubai on the 7th. We will spend three nights there, seeing all the splendor money can buy. Maybe you will want to have a drink near the top of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (over 2700 feet high), perhaps visit the Burj Al Arab, a hotel that looks like a sail, or see the man-made Palm Islands. Go skiing - yes, in the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest malls in the world - probably you have seen it on Facebook. We will be on our own, no guides, no meals except breakfasts , we will have to rough it. 

    On April 10 we will depart Dubai for New Delhi, the capital of India. This is where our guided tour, the Heart of India begins. We will visit Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Geejgarh Village, Agra and the Taj Mahal, Khajuraho and Varanasi. What's included? All accomodations, a trip guide and local guides, land transportation, international airfare, 3 internal flights, and 33 meals - daily breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners. India's visa is not included, it's estimated at $130 and OAT will inform us of what to do and when to get it. Click on the link below for trip details.

    TRIP DETAILS - OVERSEAS ADVENTURE TRAVEL WEBSITE


    Air Schedule - Subject to Change

     OUTBOUND:  To Dubai
     Tuesday, April 6 - Emirates Airlines #EK232

     
     Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 10:55 am

     Arrive Dubai (DXB) 8:05 am (April 7)

     OUTBOUND:  To Delhi
     Saturday, April 10 -
    Emirates Airlines #EK516
         
     Depart Dubai 9:50 am
     Arrive Delhi (DEL) 2:45 pm

     RETURN: to Dubai & USA
     Saturday, April 24 - Emirates Airlines # EK515

     
     Depart Delhi 9:50 pm

     Arrive Dubai 11:59 pm
     Sunday, April 25 - Emirates Airlines #EK231
     
     Depart Dubai 2:20 am
     Arrive Washington Dulles 8:40 am

    Trip Flyer


    Sign Up and Trip Size:

    This is a small trip, basically boutique in size: 16 people with a possibility of a small increase. Thus, if you want to be on the trip, act quickly. Call OAT at 800-955-1925, mention you want to go on the Heart of India/Dubai trip on April 6, 2019, and mention this code: G9-27957. You will need to put a deposit of $350 down on a credit card. OAT handles all payments on this trip and you can pay for the trip in full (by check only) and save some money. Thus, your trip coordinators are not getting any checks or money from you. After you have signed up with OAT, then you should REGISTER for the trip on the PSC website.

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  Since the trip is essentially sold out as of July 2018, there are no plans to "sanction" the trip through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.

    Insurance:

    The insurance OAT offers is a cancel-for-any-reason policy. It is a bit costly. As an alternative, we are offering three levels of insurance (including medical only for $21) from Myra Altschuler at Travel Protectors. Her details are on the flyer below and you have to contact her directly - do not send the money to us. We have used her before with success. You can also opt for your own insurance. The Travel Protectors: Trip Insurance Flyer

    Trip Leaders: 

    Susie Pumphrey
    wachtraum@msn.com
    3138 Singleton Circle
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    703-691-3944(h)
    703-980-3440(c)

    Peter Porton
    peter.porton@gmail.com
    11918 Moss Point Lane
    Reston, VA 20194
    703-471-7791(h)

    • Fri, September 13, 2019
    • Sun, September 29, 2019
    • Italy
    Register

    Status:  Confirm space with trip leader before paying trip deposit.

    Italy Showcase A to V

    (Amalfi Coast to Venice!)

    September 13 - 29, 2019

    $4,550 (estimated)


    • Air transportation on Lufthansa from IAD to Naples and returning from Venice, as listed below.
    • 15 nights’ accommodations in 3-4 Star hotels (TBD based upon group size).
    • 19 meals: 15 breakfasts, 1 wine tasting/lunch at winery, 3 group dinners.
    • Sightseeing, entrance fees and guided city tours.
    • Monumental Travel & Events Tour Director Services of Dianne Wallace, (President and ITMI certified Tour Director).
    • Private motor coach transportation throughout trip (NOTE: a 30-seat motor coach is necessary to safely access the Amalfi Coast; there will be two 30-seat  coaches for that portion of the trip to comfortably accommodate our group).
    • Luggage handling for one bag per person.
    • All hotel taxes/fees, VAT and tourist taxes.
    HIGHLIGHTS OF TOUR 
    • Stunning views of the Amalfi Coast 
    •  A visit to the Ruins at Pompeii 
    •  A cruise and tour of the Isle of Capri 
    •  Two mornings of guided Rome sightseeing, including St. Peter’s Square, Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and the Forum 
    •  A visit to charming Orvieto 
    •  A visit to the walled city of Assisi 
    •  Tuscany sightseeing including San Gimignano, Siena and Florence 
    •  Local wine tasting 
    •  Guided walking tour through wondrous and enchanting Venice 

    Trip Flyer - Italy Showcase 2019.pdf

    Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included.  Note that this is not cancellation coverage and will not provide any relief if you have to cancel from the trip before it begins, whether for medical or other reasons.  You may upgrade your coverage to include cancellation coverage by clicking on the link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the options available, including a link to the detailed coverage plan.  Note that the "Cancel for Any Reason" (CFAR) option must be purchased within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on the trip.

    OVERVIEW OF TOUR 

    Day 1 : Depart U.S.

    Day 2 : Naples | Sorrento

    Day 3 : Sorrento | Capri

    Day 4 : Amalfi Coast | Sorrento

    Day 5 : Pompeii | Monte Cassino | Rome 

    Day 6 : Rome

    Day 7 : Rome

    Day 8 : Rome | Orvieto

    Day 9 : Orvieto 

    Day 10 : Orvieto | Assisi

    Day 11 : Orvieto | Siena | Tuscany 

    Day 12 : Florence

    Day 13 : San Gimignano

    Day 14 : Tuscany | Venice

    Day 15 : Venice

    Day 16 : Venice

    Day 17 : Depart for U.S. 

    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):

     OUTBOUND:  Dulles thru Munich to Naples
     Friday,  Sep 13 – Lufthansa (LH) #415




     
     Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 10:30 pm




     Arrive Munich (MUC) 12:30 pm
     
    Saturday, Sep 14 (6-hour time change)

     Saturday, Sep 14 – Lufthansa (LH) #1928  


       
     Depart Munich (MUC) 3:05 pm




     Arrive Naples (NAP) 4:40 pm

     RETURN:  Venice thru Munich to Dulles
     Sunday, Sep 29
    – Air Dolomiti (EN) #8203




     
     Depart Venice (VCE) 12:50 pm




     Arrive Munich (MUC) 2:35 pm

     Sunday, Sep 29 – Lufthansa (LH) #414



     
     Depart Munich (MUC) 4:25 pm




     Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 7:30 pm


    Membership Requirement:
      
    Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  

    Payment Schedule:   

     Initial Deposit
    TBD
     TBD
     $700  $ TBD  Balance Due


    Trip Leader:   

    Christina Anderson
    gerakisparta@yahoo.com
    5502 Maplefield Place
    Alexandria, VA  22310
    (703) 719-6714 (h)

                                      (703) 489-6171 (c)
    • Wed, September 18, 2019
    • Fri, September 27, 2019
    • Puglia, Italy
    Register

      Puglia 

    Italy's Undiscovered Coast


    Join the Pentagon Ski Club on a Vermont Bicycle Tour (VBT) to this seldom-visited corner of Italy, where olive groves yield a golden elixir and Adriatic breezes send the spirit soaring!  Charming old harbors, limestone cities, and Italian warmth greet you at every bend.  And your discoveries continue into each evening at historic masserie, fortified farms, where the bounty of the earth reveals the heart of this special and unique place.




    Space is LIMITED to 20 participants!

    Trip Flyer


    Air Package:  September 18-27, 2019

    $5,395 per-person (double-occupancy) from Washington-Dulles.

    Most major airports available.

    Tour Only:  September 20-26, 2019

    Price $3,995 per-person (double-occupancy)

    PSC members have exclusive rights to these 20 spaces until December 15.  Don't delay!  If you are interested in this trip, register today! 

    The air package includes airfare, airport transfers, one night in Alberobello upon arrival, and one night in Lecce after the bicycle tour concludes.

    Custom Air:  With the Air Package, you may customize your dates of travel and extend your vacation, or fly into or home from a non-tour airport – ask the VBT Tour Consultant for more information.

    Bikes:  Hybrid and Road-style bikes are included and electronic-assisted E-bikes are available on a firs-come/limited basis – ask the VBT Tour Consultant for more information.

    VBT Website - ALL the trip details!

    Trip Activity Rating is EASY

    Average Daily Mileage is 13 - 35 miles

    Average Daily Cycling Time is 2 -4 hours


    Also with the VBT Air Package, you may choose to extend your stay with a pre- or post-trip tour.


    Pre-Trip Extenson:  Matera  $395 pp (double occupancy), SS $195

    2 nights hotel and airport transfers


    Post-Trip Extension:  Rome  $645 pp (double occupancy), SS $395

    3 nights hotel and airport transfers

    We are also working to arrange our own post-trip extension to Naples for a few nights before heading home.  Specific details will be finalized in the coming months.

    HOW TO REGISTER:

    To register for this trip, signup with the PSC and ALSO call VBT to provide them with your registration information.  A deposit of $350 is required to secure your spot.  Call VBT at 800-245-3868 (option 1) between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm ET Monday to Friday.  Give the VBT agent the GROUP #291882.

    QUESTIONS:

    Email or call your PSC trip leader to express your interest in the trip and if you have any questions.

    Trip Leader:

    Steve Thompson
     stevethompsonva@gmail.com
    1302 Shaker Woods Road
     Herndon, VA 20170
    (703) 862-6535 (c)


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